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to designate article 11, we are going to be doing the same thing as part of the central soma plan. we are trying to incorporator at least package more designation to work with area plans as they move forward and other large projects. say it fits better when we are doing an area plan. if there are these large development sites are also interest we should have a conversation about those and which ones you are more interested in and we can see what opportunities there are. >> we saw at the landmarks preservation board a long time ago and there's the glass building and there was a couple out there but we never land marked and we just commented on the alterations. that came even after this other meeting, right? >> >> since i have been there there has never been a discussion about
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treasure island. there are some great buildings there. >> along the lines, this project, i know this commission was interested in getting a review on this project. there is a category 1, 11 building on preservation. it maybe worth looking the entire project and it's influence on that building early in the process rather than later. >> commissioner highland? >> i was just wondering if any of the projects or the buildings are at risk and if they are, is there any benefit in prioritizing them. they still have ceqa protection. especially in this mid-century modern projects throughout the city, actually. that might be a way to, i don't know how long it would take if
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we identify the projects that exist that we can protect it further? >> the only one that comes to mind aside from perhaps buildings at risk for development within the pacific heights neighborhood as commissioner wolfram mentioned is the mother's building because it's in such disrepair and we are glad the park is whether or not to preserve the building. other than that, the buildings that i would say have some risk associated with them that are around the transit center plan, the plantars hotel, the union fire building, pages 15 and 16 of the report or of your program , all of these buildings were also designated as article 11 under the
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transit center plan so they have already some protection but these were the cream of the crop that warrant landmark designation. i wouldn't say they are immediately at risk because any would have to come to you as parliament -- part of a building to alter. >> i think the houses are a great challenge. if someone owns it for 50 years and never does anything and someone bias it and it's doesn't have some kind of protection. >> what i would suggest if the residential property is on the list if
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it fits within that category, we haven't done outreach to the property owners in a while. i would suggest we do an initial or another round of outreach to them before the end of the year just 120 to see where they are and let them know we are still thinking about them and let them go from there. >> i think that's good. >> good idea. >> yeah. so we have a good list of notes? >> i believe so. what we'll do is at the next quarrel -- quarterly report we'll reflect the next comments of this meetings and we'll revise, if you recall the last quarterly report we are going to revise that based on these comments as well. >> seeing no other comments on this we'll close the item and with that close the meeting.
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[ meeting is adjourned ] >> >> (clapping.) the airport it where i know to mind visions of traffic romance and excitement and gourmet can you limousine we're at san francisco inspirational airport to discover the award-winning concession that conspiracies us
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around the world. sfo serves are more 40 million travelers a year and a lot of the them are hungry there's many restaurant and nearly all are restaurant and cafe that's right even the airport is a diane designation. so tell me a little bit the food program at sfo and what makes this so special >> well, we have a we have food and beverage program at sfo we trivia important the sustainable organic produce and our objective to be a nonterminal and bring in the best food of san francisco for our passengers. >> i like this it's is (inaudible) i thank my parents
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for bringing me here. >> this the definitely better than the la airport one thousand times better than. >> i have a double knees burger with bacon. >> i realize i'm on a diet but i'm hoping this will be good. >> it total is san francisco experience because there's so many people and nationalities in this town to come to the airport especially everyone what have what they wanted. >> are repioneering or is this a model. >> we're definitely pioneers and in airport commemoration at least nationally if not intvrl we have many folks asking our
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our process and how we select our great operators. >> ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ the food option in san francisco airport are phenomenal that's if it a lot of the airports >> yeah. >> you don't have the choice. >> some airports are all about food this is not many and this particular airport are amazing especially at the tirnl indicating and corey is my favorite i come one or two hours before my flight this is the life. >> we definitely try to use as many local grirnts as we can we
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use the goat cheese and we also use local vendors we use greenly produce they summarize the local soured products and the last one had 97 percent open that. >> wow. >> have you taken up anything unique or odd here. >> i've picked up a few things in napa valley i love checking chocolates there's a lot of types of chocolate and caramel corn. >> now this is a given right there. >> i'm curious about the customer externals and how people are richmond to this collection of cities you've put together not only of san francisco food in san francisco but food across the bay area.
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>> this type of market with the local savors the high-end products is great. >> i know people can't believe they're in an airport i really joy people picking up things for their friends and family and wait i don't have to be shopping now we want people take the opportunity at our location. >> how long has this been operating in san francisco and the late 18 hours it is one of the best places to get it coffee. >> we have intrrnl consumers that know of this original
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outlet here and come here for the coffee. >> so let's talk sandwiches. >> uh-huh. >> can you tell me how you came about naming our sandwiches from the katrero hills or 27 years i thought okay neighborhood and how do you keep it fresh you can answer that mia anyway you want. >> our broadened is we're going not irving preserves or packaged goods we take the time to incubate our jogger art if scratch people appreciate our work here.
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>> so you feel like out of captured the airport atmosphere. >> this is its own the city the airline crews and the bag handlers and the frequent travels travelers and we've established relationships it feels good. >> when i get lunch or come to eat the food i feel like i'm not city. i was kind of under the assumption you want to be done with our gifts you are down one time not true >> we have a lot of regulars we didn't think we'd find that here at the airport. >> people come in at least one a week for that the food and service and the atmosphere. >> the food is great in san
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francisco it's a coffee and i took an e calorie home every couple of weeks. >> i'm impressed i might come here on my own without a trip, you know, we have kids we could get a babysitter and have diner at the airport. >> this is a little bit of things for everybody there's plenty of restaurant to grab something and go otherwise in you want to sit you can enjoy the experience of local food. >> tell me about the future food. >> we're hoping to bring newer concepts out in san francisco and what our passengers want. >> i look forward to see what your cooking up
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(laughter) ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> today we've shown you the only restaurant in san francisco from the comfortableing old stand but you don't have to be hungry sfo has changed what it is like to eat another an airport check out our oblige at tumbler >> good morning, today is november 25, 2014, welcome to the san francisco transportation authority. my name is john avalos, the
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chair of the authority, and today, this meeting is being clerked by our clerk, steve, if i can get the last name. steve, stamos, thank you and, cell women to your first leading, clerking the transportation authority, the meeting is brought to us by the staff, and hegan and thank you for your service, steve, would you please, call the roll. >> roll call? >> avalos? >> present. >> breed. >> here. >> campos? >> absent. >> chiu. >> here. >> cohen? >> absent. >> farrell. >> absent. >> kim. >> here. mar. >> absent. tang? >> present. >> commissioner weiner. >> present. >> commissioner yee. >> present. >> we have a quorum. >> very good, and let's call
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the next item please? >> item two, approve the minutes of the october, 21, 2014, meeting it is an action item. questions on the minutes? >> motion to approve. >> from commissioner weiner and we will go to public comment, and any member of the public that would like to comment. and seeing none, we will close public comment and we will take a roll call vote. >> avalos? >> aye. >> breed. >> aye. >> campos? >> absent. >> chiu? >> aye. >> cohen? >> absent. >> farrell. >> absent. >> kim? >> aye. >> mar? >> absent. >> tang? >> aye. >> commissioner weiner? >> aye. >> yee? >> aye. >> the item passes. >> go on to the next item. >> item three, chair's report, this is an information item.
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>> thank you. colleagues, the election early this month, marked two important milestones, for transportation in san francisco. first voters sent a strong supportive message about the transportation funding and policy with the passage of propositions a and b and the transportation bond and funding measure and with the defeat of prop l, that sought to hold back the long standing policy, the transportation joins with the san francisco transportation authority and other city agencies in thanking the voters of san francisco for supporting much-needed investment in our city's local and regional transportation system. we look forward to rolling up our sleeves to help to deliver the improvements that will support our city's visioner zero, to drive the traffic fatalities to zero and, that will support reliability and improve traffic management and in the bikes and the walking grass across the city, in order
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to assure, broad based benefits i have also been seeking the sfmta assurance that will apply to the equity policy and analysis to propositions a and b, programs and i am hopeful that it will be supported i have actually called for a meeting or a hearing at the board of supervisors, to cover that very topic. election night marked another major milestone for transportation in our city and it was 25 years ago, this november, that voters approved the first half cent tax known as proposition b and also created the transportation authority to administer the program and the local transportation sales tax that was reauthorized in three and renamed, proposition k, helps to pay for projects large and small across san francisco, speaking on behalf of my colleagues on the board, we are grateful that the voters with allowed the transportation authority to have the half cent
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sales tax, every dollar, helps to attract more in state and federal and local funds, all of the programs outlined in the proposition k, plan, generate the benefits city wide and the major capitol projects are all moving forward including a rebuild, or a rebuild of the parkway and the subway extension to china town, and the transbay transit center and cal train electrickfiation as well as the bus and networks and looking around the city and in my own district, i can see evidence of a transportation evidence work of agencies and the community, from the ongoing improvements and new generations of vehicles at the balboa park bart station, and the plan studies and the capital improvements that emerge from them. we also celebrate, 25 years of community safety and safe routes to transit and kaoul and
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significant problem kay support of any transit program. and i know that our executive director has some special come menive activities, planned. and the colleagues on the board in the coming months to review the many accomplishments of the transportation authority. we will highlight the tradition of accountability and transparency and community, involvement here at the da and celebrate improvements in all san franciscans have benefited from, and look ahead to shaping our long range transportation vision, for the city and delivering the next century of transportation improvements and for now, let me wish the transportation authority, a happy 25th birthday, and to each of you and for for our public, watching from home, have a safe and happy thanksgiving holiday. thank you, very much and that concludes my remarks. >> and if we have no comments, from colleagues, we will go on to public comment, and any member of the public that would
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like to comment on thit em come forward and seeing none, we will close public comment. and go on to the next item. >> item four, executive director's report, this is an information item. >> good morning, chair avalos, i am please to present my monthly report, which is on your desks, and thank you again, for recognizing the tremendous out comes for transportation and in the november elections together with the sfmta and all of the partners and agencies were delighted and want to echo our thanks to the residents and voters of san francisco for providing us more resources to improve transportation. and as well, we will be presenting you with really fun, and wonderful come menive activists to tell brait the 25th anniversary of the transportation authority in the next month or so. on cap and trade to lead off the report today, we are glad that the final definition of the result, for how the regulations will be developed have come out, and we saw some
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movement to help with how these will effect san francisco based on our advocacy and we recognize that there will be three census tracks that will qualify for so-called, disadvantaged community status, and this is or an improvement over the initial version that only identified one potential eligible census track and so there are three and the tender loin and the soma and the bay view hunter's points and the tracks that will qualify for that status, and the growth, council really stressed the guidelines for the affordable housing sustain able grant programs. and here, we still have more work to do and we are trying to shape those together with other city and regional agencies we are working very closely with the mayor's office and abag and atc and management agencies, to insure that this is a program that can be smoothly implemented and administratively not too difficult to try to combine the formal housing with transportation programs, to meet the state's greenhouse gas
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emissions targets. the hopeful sign is that they have delayed a meeting to consider the guidelines, to revise those, in response to the public input, and so that that meeting will happen in january, and we will be able to report back next year to see how that shakes out. the other state wide issue and regional issue that we have been working hard on is the cal train electrickfiation program and there is progress and we want to appreciate chair kim who heads the transbay and the joint power board meetings as well as the land use committee of the board of supervisors will be holding hears on this toing. and the program, at the top priority for us as well as for many of the partners in the region and there is a critical, assessment choice before the jpb on the vehicle selection it replace the current fleet with the electric vehicles, and here we want to be sure that the future fleet will be compatible
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with the high speed rail, operation and the platform or the vehicle high is the key issue and cal train and high speed have become engaged and working closely and we are seeing the hopeful signs and we are hoping that that does lead to a truly operatable system with the shared platform and vehicle, height, to enable reliable operations of both systems. also consider approval for the cal train system and we will see it in december, at the board of supervisors and the transportation plans and programs committee, moving on transbay, transit center celebrated an above ground milestone to first deal that was put in place and i was pleased to join the celebration this month to celebrate the progress being made on that project and in addition, the focus on the future conference happened, which is the annual
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meeting of the sales tax county, and the projects like transbay, a major capitol projects that the voters are improving and helping us to implement those up and down the state. and those are hosted in santa clara and linking transportation through the future through technology and on the new way and innovative ways of managing the system, including the development of the managed lanes on the freeway network. we did hear from secretary, brian kelley and the members of the california department of transportation as well as many other panelists to talk about the different ways that the counties and cities are delivering projects and engaging the public to insure the public ininvolvement early on and the major infrastructure plans such as high speed rail and it was a great country to exchange information on what the other counties are doing and thinking of for 2016, several other counties have expressed the likelihood that they will go forward with the
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revenue measures in the bay area as well as agencies such as bart and hope and working closely with stay coordinated with them as the plans take shape. >> and at the local level, the move to the vision zero program and i will note that we do have a december, 22th maoegt of the committee schedule, and we will be of course, hearing from the agencies involved. and in addition i wanted to invite, commissioners kim and yee would not saying a few words, they joined the delegation of san francisco planners and policy makers in new york city for a first ever, vision zero symp osium, with a member of the staff, would that be possible to go ahead and ask
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for the commissioner to report out just a little bit here or should we callite item. >> maybe we will do it after the report. >> they have already approached me. >> we will come back to that and i heard from many people that it was very successful and it the first ever gathering of the national level of all of the folks that are focus on this challenge that is being faced by many cities and san francisco, has definitely shown, i think some leadership, and we had a very good meeting, in the... excuse me, last week, organized by sfmta and our agency to update the community on progress made to look at the water front transportation issues and you will recall that this first came to the program, via the warriors potential move to the initial site and now they are at the newer site, the work has taken shape in a
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different manner and taking more of an area wide approach to the cumulative needs in the area, and commissioner weiner asked us to look at particularly the transit reliability issues and kim asked us to look at the district wide issues, that might also warrant attention. and all of the work that is being identified and the potential projects will flow into things that we have a core capacity project and transit core capacity project and things that will improve the liability and the capacity, in all three of the systems bart and cal train, and muni of course, and in addition, the transit service, across the bay bridge is a very strong focus of the work. and we are aus looking at safety and freeway management and ways to get more out of the system that we have already. >> freeway corridor is a new initiative that will focus on the 101 and the 280 freeways and the bay bridge and looking at new ways to provide new
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information to travelers and to provide for a car pool lane and the car pool facility that will coordinate with the plans, and santa clara and provide for a better balance, between and the management of the travel between the freeways network and the arterial network that parallels the 101 and 208 facility and that work is happening right now through a visioning study and that will be bringing forward to the plans and programs committee as well. >> there are a number of plans that are in the report, beginning the 19th avenue, m-line, project and we are supporting this work. the good news here is that cal transhas vetted the process and indicate that had there is no real fatal flaws that they have identified and it looks like the concepts are generally workable and it will take the
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time to rev through the designs and come up with a more specific list of improvements and phasing in particular, for this very large, and ambition project that is seeking to redesign, 19th avenue and the mline service to be more reliable and safer. the neighborhood, transportation center has been making great progress and what is nice to see that the neighbors there took a site visit to see what the improvements over there look like, and to try and learn from that experience. there are temporary traffic calming and improvements associated with that triangle area, and the park lit, that is there, now, which will turn into a permanent improvement. and with the support of prop k and other funds and, so this project provided as we say a example of what the safety and the space improvements are possible and i think that the neighbors were very excited to learn from that experience. the geneva bus rapid project has been concluding a


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